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THE MENTOR MOVEMENT-Intro to Outdoor Climbing

Teaching the skills towards becoming an Educated and Responsible Outdoor Recreationalist and learning the foundational skills of climbing to set one up for the adventures to come.

 

Skills taught: 

  • Trip Planning: Starting from how to read a guidebook and Mountain Project, to planning out where your adventures will take you. 
  • Anchor Building: How to build a variety of anchors and assess security and redundancy
  • Rappelling and Lowering: ethics around both techniques, skills to tackle both, all while understanding how to make the decision of which technique is best suited for which situation one may find themselves in.
  • Lead Climbing: Learn the foundational skills to understand what it takes to set up a climb. 

 

Curriculum:

Day 1: Forming Meaningful Belaytionships 

  • Route finding, reading a guide book, planning out your trip
  • Learn how to build and asses a variety of Anchors 
  • Develop the skills, while understanding the ethics and difference of Lowering and Rappelling off a route (how to clean a route)
  • Put all of your new skills to work! Repetition is key when learning new tools!

Day 2: Becoming a Leader 

  • Tying all of the skills from the previous two weekends together
  • Allowing space to practice skills and solidify confidence in education
  • Opportunities to Mock Lead while diving deeper into the ‘How-To’s of setting up routes to facilitate your own day out to climb

 

What’s included:

  • 2 guided days out with AMGA certified guide (Sat & Sun each weekend)
  • 2 nights of camping accommodations (Fri & Sat each weekend)
  • Group and personal climbing gear
  • Climbing Permits

**Prerequisite: Top rope and lead belay, General movement on rock, climbing 5.8 comfortably on Top Rope, Ability to carry 30 lb pack for over a mile, Stoke to learn skills to become self-sufficient in the sport of climbing

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Description

Focus:

  • Camping spots close to the climbing destinations for an easy weekend out!
  • New climbing area to explore each day
  • Building foundational skills

Skill Requirements:

  • Top rope and lead belay
  • General movement on rock, climbing 5.8 comfortably on Top Rope
  • Ability to carry 30 lb pack for over a mile
  • Stoke to learn skills to become self-sufficient in the sport of climbing
Additional Information
Trip Sessions

JUNE 4th-5th Mammoth Lakes

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